Find Mental Health Support

Mental health work is a large field and there are many kinds of professionals to explore! Not sure who to reach out to? Read through the explanations below and see what best matches up with your needs.

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Psychotherapist


Psychotherapy (psychological therapy or talking therapy) is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change behavior and overcome problems in desired ways. Psychotherapy aims to improve an individual's well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social skills. Psychotherapists have a permit from the order of psychologists to practice psychotherapy. To verify a practitioner’s registration, use their permit number found on their personal page. Search for a Psychotherapist




Creative Art Therapist


Therapeutic approaches such as art therapy, music therapy, drama therapy and movement therapy practiced by licensed professionals that use art and creativity as a means to support a balanced mental health. Search for a Creative Art Therapist




Psychoeducator


Psychoeducators provide evaluation, counselling, preventive action and preventive rehabilitation to people who have psychosocial adjustment difficulty in order to promote their independence and to resolve or prevent conflict. To achieve this, psychoeducators assess needs and establish plans and strategies, in addition to organizing and facilitating activities. They are committed to creating a climate of trust and to consider the strengths, limitations and vulnerabilities of people in order to provide assistance that promotes both social integration and learning new skills and behaviors. All psychoeducators are part of the Order of Psychoeducators of Quebec. To verify a practitioner’s registration, use their permit number found on their personal page. Search for a Psychoeducator




Other Mental Health Professional


Find practitioners doing other mental health work including bodywork and movement therapies. Search for Other Mental Professionals




Traditional Therapies


Find practitioners providing traditional therapies and spiritual support. Search for Traditional Therapies Practitioner





Psychotherapist


Psychotherapy (psychological therapy or talking therapy) is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change behavior and overcome problems in desired ways. Psychotherapy aims to improve an individual's well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social skills. Psychotherapists have a permit from the order of psychologists to practice psychotherapy. To verify a practitioner’s registration, use their permit number found on their personal page. Search for a Psychotherapist




Creative Art Therapist


Therapeutic approaches such as art therapy, music therapy, drama therapy and movement therapy practiced by licensed professionals that use art and creativity as a means to support a balanced mental health. Search for a Creative Art Therapist




Psychoeducator


Psychoeducators provide evaluation, counselling, preventive action and preventive rehabilitation to people who have psychosocial adjustment difficulty in order to promote their independence and to resolve or prevent conflict. To achieve this, psychoeducators assess needs and establish plans and strategies, in addition to organizing and facilitating activities. They are committed to creating a climate of trust and to consider the strengths, limitations and vulnerabilities of people in order to provide assistance that promotes both social integration and learning new skills and behaviors. All psychoeducators are part of the Order of Psychoeducators of Quebec. To verify a practitioner’s registration, use their permit number found on their personal page. Search for a Psychoeducator




Other Mental Health Professional


Find practitioners doing other mental health work including bodywork and movement therapies. Search for Other Mental Professionals




Traditional Therapies


Find practitioners providing traditional therapies and spiritual support. Search for Traditional Therapies Practitioner